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Fonseca Show - with Aaron Fonseca 03/21/24

Fonseca Best of Calls:


- ABC says Isaiah Lee, the man who attacked Dave Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl, is set to be released from jail. Lee has been in custody since May 2022 

- The NY Post says ‘Crookies’ are trending. The new pastry craze from France has hit bakeries in New York City and is selling out. The croissant-cookie hybrid is made with half-baked cookie dough and buttery croissants

- The Focus says Oreo is set to release a new churro-flavored cookie on March 27th. One fan said, "I can't wait to eat a whole pack in one sitting."

- Salon Magazine  says three California residents are suing Starbucks for charging extra fees for non-dairy milk substitutes. Maria Bollinger, Dawn Miller, and Shunda Smith filed a lawsuit seeking $5 million in damages.  They claim the surcharge discriminates against those who are lactose intolerant. 

- A new survey by Agria Pet Insurance reveals that half of dog and cat owners worry as much about their pets as their family members. 40% of pet owners say their top concern about their pet is their health and well-being


Gen Z’ers Suffering Early Mid Life Crisis: The Daily Mail says Gen Z’ers are facing early mid-life crisis' due to social media. The U.S. Surgeon General says constant exposure to social media is causing declining happiness among 15 to 24-year-olds. This has led to the U.S. dropping out of the top 20 happiest nations list. America is currently the 62nd happiest nation.

Swearing And The Middle Finger Can Reduce Pain: IFLScience says a recent study conducted on college students in Michigan found that using curse words and making obscene gestures can increase a person’s pain tolerance.  The participants were asked to swear and use taboo gestures while undergoing pain-inducing tasks. The researchers discovered that engaging in taboo acts enabled the students to endure pain significantly longer compared to engaging in neutral behaviors. This suggests that swearing and giving the middle finger may have an analgesic effect.

Travis Kelce says he loved attending Justin Timberlake's recent concert in Los Angeles. People magazine quotes him as saying, “He was playing a bunch of renditions of his old classics. Absolute bangers. It was so cool to see him play some of my favorites and then on top of that a handful of his new stuff, as well as his new hit single with *NSYNC.”

Taylor Swift tells Rolling Stone magazine that the smallest things in your life can have the biggest impacts on you. “I think the tiniest little thing, good or bad, can change the course of your day, which can change the course of your year, which can change who you are.”

Noah Kahan tells Paste magazine that our pasts will always be a part of us. “I think, whether we like it or not, where we’re from will always play a part in our lives. I think we can allow more or less of it, but I think it will always be something that is a part of us. For me, in particular, my hometown has always been a very magnetic force. For me, it’s been a source of a lot of pain and a lot of moments of hardship. But it’s also been a source of so many moments of beauty. And, as I’ve gotten older, it’s always been a place where I felt comfortable."

Selena Gomez tells Billboard magazine that there's still so many things she wants to do in life. “I don’t think balance is consistent for me because of my lifestyle. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve understood that this is my job and this is what I want to do with my life, so I want to enjoy it. And I make time for the things that are important. Maybe when I get older, I’ll be different, but who I am — my work ethic, my life — is this: the hustle. And I get bored. I just want to do so many cool things with so many awesome people.”

Lewis Capaldi tells MSN that he woke up mortified after drunk-dialing Coldplay’s Chris Martin. "I don't even know him. I was trying to send him a message, because I just think he's the best. I woke up in the morning and it had been a missed FaceTime call."

ABC says students at Vermont State University are gearing up for a new class on "Weird" Al Yankovic. It will focus on his iconic music and comedy career and highlight his impact on pop culture 

The Daily Mail says Simon Cowell is in talks with Netflix to launch a new talent show. He wants to discover the next One Direction. Sources say some filming has already started in the UK. A source says, "Simon wants to replicate One Direction's success with a new group."

Screen Rant says the Rotten Tomatoes score for the ‘’Road House’’ remake, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, has surpassed the original. The remake, with Gyllenhaal playing a retired UFC fighter turned bouncer, has a 69% score  compared to the 1989 original’s 41%. Critics are praising the remake for its fun approach and hard-hitting fist fights 

Life & Style Weekly claims Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are living together during her tour break. A source says, “It seems to be going very smoothly. He moved into her Los Angeles mansion while she’s on break from her tour, they’re nesting and loving it. They’ve completely melded their at home chill vibes. She’s played some of Travis’ computer sports games and he’s taken over the kitchen, cooking her up some of his favorite dishes.’’

Radar Online says Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are allegedly living separate lives to save their 24-year marriage. A source says, "Their children have always been their number one priority, but now that the kids are off on their own, they had to come up with a plan to keep from getting on each other's nerves.  Catherine suggested they go their own ways more often, pursuing their individual hobbies and projects. Catherine is keeping busy with her hobbies and she's playing a lot of golf with friends. They also agreed to stay away from heavy topics that might lead to arguments.''

The Hollywood Reporter says Conor McGregor took a role in 'Road House' to challenge Meryl Streep's views on MMA. McGregor felt motivated by Streep's Golden Globes speech dismissing MMA as not belonging in the arts. He says, “Fighting is the most beautiful form of art, and you know, it’s a great thing to come into this game, which is also art. I was really taken aback because fighting is an art. It’s brutal also, so I can understand. It’s not for somebody to make a mistake; it’s real artistry for those who do what we do, so I came in [to filming Road House] with maybe a little chip on my shoulder and wanting to represent my sport and my art, give my best in this arena.”

Page Six says Larsa Pippen and Marcus Jordan have split again, just one month after reconciling.  A source says, “They’re not together. They hope to remain on “good terms” despite unfollowing each other. Larsa really just wants to focus on herself. The relationship felt all-consuming.’’

Page Six says Megan Fox has confirmed that she and Machine Gun Kelly called off their engagement. She says their relationship is not for public consumption. Despite breakup rumors and speculations about infidelity, the couple was seen on  a romantic getaway in Hawaii.

The New York Post says Richard Simmons recently disclosed he has skin cancer.Simmons shared his diagnosis in a Facebook post. He claims his doctor allegedly said, “Now that you are here I suggest you put some Botox in your forehead lines and your smile lines and let’s pump up those cheeks of yours…..I patted him on his hand and said, ‘Not today doctor.'”

Top 10 Worst Jelly Bean Flavors of All Time... According to a new Easter article by NorthJersey

1. Buttered Popcorn

2. Licorice

3. Chili Mango

4. Caramel Corn

5. Sizzling Cinnamon

6. Cinnamon

7. Top Banana

8. Gin and Tonic

9. Toasted Marshmallow

10. Dr. Pepper

Online Dating Survey

A new survey by The Focus reveals that  22% of single women want a casual relationship compared to 17% of single men. Other findings:

- 46% of females are using dating apps to find serious relationships, while only 36% of men are doing the same

- 32% of single women and 47% of single men are interested in "both serious and casual" relationships

Slang Survey

A new survey by the Morning Consult reveals that parents are keeping up with the latest slang. 

- 33% of parents have heard their children say "bet"

- 32% of parents have heard their children say  "GOAT"

- 31% of parents have heard their children say  "sus"

- 28% of parents have heard their children say  "bussin'" and "cap"

- 18% of parents have heard their children say  "rizz" and "gyat"

Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds … According to a new article by KARK

1. French Bulldogs

2. Labrador Retrievers

3. Golden Retrievers

4. German Shepherds

5. Poodles

6. Dachshunds

7. Bulldogs

8. Beagles

9. Rottweilers

10. German Shorthaired Pointers

Dear Fonseca,

I'm big boned and always have been.  It's genetic as everybody in my family is large. I travel quite a bit for work and sometimes get charged for two seats due to my size. I have no problem paying the money because I wouldn't want to sit next to me and be squashed. I do think there is some discrimination.  For example, I think parents should have to pay extra to fly with toddlers. Many families have been flying over the past week for Spring Break. I've been on two flights where toddlers are doing nothing, but screaming for three straight hours. I think if you’re going to charge me for being large than toddlers should be charged for being loud.  When I brought this up on a flight, several other passengers chastised me. I don't think I'm wrong. What do you think? Do I have a good point?

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